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GarageBand is locked.  Please help.

390 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Apr 10, 2013 7:31 PM by léonie RSS
Kedryn Alan Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)
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Apr 9, 2013 8:12 PM

I'm not sure what has happened, but this issue has stumped me. 


GarageBand has completely locked up on me with regard to editing.  I can't move a loop, a track, a note...nothing.  I recorded an accompaniment for my choir and tried to change some sounds around to isolate two parts.  All of a sudden, I find everything stuck exactly as it is. 


So, I try to create a new song.  Same problem.  Loops will remain exactly where I drop them and cannot be moved. 


Everything still plays, so that part is fine.  But I can't edit anything else now.  Please, help!!

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.7.3)
  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,700 points)
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    Apr 9, 2013 8:31 PM (in response to Kedryn Alan)

    Try HangTime's fix for oddball problems:


    (Let the page FULLY load. The link to your answer is at the top of your screen)




  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,700 points)
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    Apr 10, 2013 7:31 PM (in response to Kedryn Alan)

    Repairing permissions did not solve the issue.

    The more important part of the odball fix is to remove the preferences. Have you tried that to?


    If you cannot find your user library -

    in MacOS 10.7.3 the User Library is hidden. To find the Preferences Files use the Finder's "Go" menu:

    • Quit GarageBand, if it is running.
    • Click onto you Desktop to bring the Finder forward.
    • In the Finder Menu press "Go" and hold down the "option/alt" key, until your user library appears in the drop-down menu
    • Select "Library" and in the Finder window that opens navigate to the "Prederences" folder; move to the Desktop.
    • Log off and on again. Retry GarageBand and see if it GarageBand is now running properly.





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